NAIDOC Week: Always caring for country

There are plenty of celebrations to mark NAIDOC Week across the Murraylands this year, with events beginning this Sunday, November 8.

Hundreds of people participated in the 2019 NAIDOC Week Bridge Walk with many preparing to take part in this year's event.

Hundreds of people participated in the 2019 NAIDOC Week Bridge Walk with many preparing to take part in this year's event.

'Always Was. Always Will Be' is the theme in 2020, representing the care the first nations peoples have given the continent for over 65,000 years, the oldest continuing culture in the world.

Rural City of Murray Bridge Mayor Brenton Lewis said NAIDOC Week was not only for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - it has been designed to celebrate and educate everyone about Australian history which dates back thousands of years.

"This is an opportunity for our community to come together, learn the history, celebrate the achievements and honour one of the oldest living cultures on our planet.

"The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

"The annual walk across the bridge is symbolic of people bridging the divide together in the community, between cultures, between people and healing."

All events held for NAIDOC Week registered COVIDSafe Plans and meet COVIDSafe requirements.

NAIDOC WEEK EVENTS

Sunday, November 8

Family Fun Day

A free day featuring a wet and dry obstacle course, children's activities, games and more. Held at LeMessurier Oval, Murray Bridge, from 10am with a community barbecue at 12noon. An Elder's Luncheon will be hosted from 11am to 2pm. For information contact Moorundi ACCHS on 1800 023 846

Monday, November 9

Bridge Walk

Community walks together, starting at the RSL building on the eastside of Murray Bridge at 9.30am and walking to the Murray Bridge Local Government Centre, Seventh Street.

NAIDOC Awards

Commences at the Local Government Centre, Seventh Street, Murray Bridge after the Bridge Walk, approximately 9.45am.

Tintinara Community Day

Flag-raising ceremony, afternoon tea and entertainment to be held from 2pm at Coorong council office, Becker Terrace, Tintinara. Phone 1300 785 277 for information.

Tuesday, November 10

Storytelling and PKT

Enjoy storytelling and arts and crafts at Moorundi, Wharf Rd, Murray Bridge, 10am-1.30pm. Bookings are essential. Phone Moorundi ACCHS on 1800 023 846.

Thursday, November 12

Meningie Community Day

Flag-raising ceremony, community barbecue, entertainment and activities to be held from 12noon to 2pm at Meningie Info Hub, Lions Park, Princes Highway. Phone 1300 785 277 for information.

Friday, November 13

Tailem Bend Community Day

Flag-raising ceremony, morning tea and entertainment to be held from 10am at Willow Street Precinct. Railway Tce, Tailem Bend. Phone 1300 785 277 for information.

Murray Bridge Community Breakfast

Hosted by the Spirited Men's and Uniting Communities Group, 9.30am next to old Radio Rentals building in Murray Bridge.

Sunday, November 15

Short Film Screening

Free event at the Murray Bridge Town Hall, 2pm. Contact Fulvia from the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery on 8539 1420 for details.